Children's and Liturgical Opera Company, LLC
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CHILDREN'S OPERAS
(listed below with an asterisk*)
FAIRY TALE, FOLK
and FABLE OPERAS

for adults and children

CHAMBER OPERAS
for adults alone
BALLETS
for adults and children

 

We have fairy tale, fable, and folktale operas using children alone (marked*) or children with adults. We have a trilogy of tiny
chamber operas
, and we have three ballets. Our Company tours some
of the works, but we encourage you to purchase our scores and put
on the shows yourself.

 

A note about prices: Please check with the Contact/Information section of this website to see all that you receive when you purchase a score -- permission for making multiple copies, a bound score plus an identical single-sided score for copying, performance rights contract, and more.

 

ANNIVERSARY Tales*
short folktale operas from around the world

stories retold by students of Worthington Hooker School
music by Susan Hulsman Bingham
choreography by Karen Davidson
treble choir, piano, synthesizer and percussion
Duration: 50 minutes.


AS YOU LIKE IT

Shakespeare play with music
adapted for high school-age cast

libretto adaptation by Julian Schlusberg
music by Susan Hulsman Bingham

soprano, tenor, S, T shorus, piano, synthesizer, flute and percussion
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes.


BARRINGTON Bunny
*
a children’s opera based on the tale by Martin Bell

lyrics and music by Susan Hulsman Bingham
treble soloists and chorus & piano
Duration: one-half hour

 

BEARSKIN*
a musical based on the Grimm Fairy Tale

by Michael Lerner, Susan Hulsman Bingham
and
students of the Foote Summer Theatre Program
music by
Susan Hulsman Bingham
for treble soloists and chorus & piano
Duration: 75 minutes

 

Old BEFANA
a Christmas opera for adults and children

based on the Italian fairy tale
libretto and music by
Susan Hulsman Bingham
adult soloists , children's (treble) choir, some
non-singing parts, adult SATB choir. piano, organ & percussion
Duration: one hour

 

The Legend of the BLUEBONNET*
based on the Plains Indian tale

music, libretto, lyrics by Susan Hulsman Bingham
and
students of the Worthington Hooker Elementary School
costumes by Vladimir and Dora Shpitalnik
20-50 trebles, flute, piano and percussion
Duration: one hour

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The Musicians of BREMEN *
a children's musical play based on Grimm tale

libretto by Michael Lerner and Jennifer Schlusberg
music by Susan Hulsman Bingham
treble soloists and chorus with piano accompaniment
Duration: 50 minutes.

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The CHANGELING*
a children’s opera based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen

libretto by Ellen Greist
lyrics and music by
Susan Hulsman Bingham
treble soloists and chorus with piano, cello, guitar,
french horn and percussion
Duration: 50 minutes

 

CHAR Face*
a children's opera based on the traditional Algonquin tale

music and libretto by Susan Hulsman Bingham
treble soloists with piano and percussion
Duration: 50 minutes

 

DANIEL'S Gift
a children's Christmas opera based on the book by M.C. Helldorfer

treble soloists and chorus, soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor and
baritone soloists with piano and recorder accompaniment

music and libretto by Susan Hulsman Bingham
Duration: 20 minutes

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ELI W
an opera based on the life of Eli Whitney

libretto and music by Susan Hulsman Bingham
adult and child soloists, some non-singing parts, men's chorus.
piano/vocal version and version for chamber orchestra
Duration: two hours, fifteen minutes

 

The EMPEROR and the Nightingale
an opera for adults and children
based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale

music and libretto by Susan Bingham
for both professional and/or amateur adult soloists,
adult chorus and children's chorus
Duration: 75 minutes.

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FABLE Operas*
tiny fable operas based on La Fontaine and Aesop


music and libretto by
Susan Hulsman Bingham
for treble chorus with optional treble solo parts

piano accompaniment •
Duration: 30 minutes

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FOLKTALE Operas*
tiny folktale operas from around the world

libretto, lyrics and music by Susan Hulsman Bingham
based on tales submitted by students of
Worthington Hooker School
Costumes and sets by Vladimir Shpitalnik

treble chorus, piano and percussion
Duration: one hour

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The FROG LEG Tale
a musical play

original story by Timothy W. Bingham
libretto and music by Susan Hulsman Bingham
adult soloists, treble choir with piano accompaniment
Duration: best guess: 45 minutes

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The GOOSE Girl
a ballet opera based on the Grimm tale

libretto and music by Susan Hulsman Bingham
adult soloists, treble choir with piano accompaniment
Duration: sixty minutes

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How the Dragon Lost his Dark:
An INKRAGABLE Tale

a musical play
adapted from the fairy tale by Michèle Miller Sigg

music and lyrics by
Susan Hulsman Bingham
Duration: forty-five minutes

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ISIS and Osiris*
a children's musical play based on the Egyptian tale

libretto by Jeanne Sandahl and
fourth grade students of Worthington Hooker School

music by
Susan Hulsman Bingham
for treble choir with individual actors, piano,
synthesizer & percussion

Duration: forty-five minutes

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The LIGHT Princess*
a musical play based on the story by George Macdonald


story adaptation by Michael Lerner
music by
Susan Hulsman Bingham

large cast with many solo parts • treble voices with piano
Duration: 45 minutes

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The Little MATCH Girl
an opera with ballet for children and adults
based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale


libretto and music by
Susan Hulsman Bingham
sets and costumes by Vladimir Shpitalnik

Duration: one hour

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MIDSUMMER Dream Stuff
from Deep Down Under the
Middle Northern Saudi Everglades
*

a musical play with book by Michael Lerner
music and most lyrics by
Susan Hulsman Bingham
for large cast of actors with treble voices
synthesizer & piano accompaniment
Duration: forty-five minutes

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Rabbi NACHMAN’S Chair
a narrated opera of Hasidic tales

based on stories collected and retold by Howard Schwartz
music, lyrics and story adaptations by
Susan Hulsman Bingham
sets and costumes by Vladimir Shpitalnik
violin and piano accompaniment
Duration: ninety minutes

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QUEEN for a Day
a Tale of Tales

a contemporary operetta inspired by the tales
of the Arabian Nights
libretto
by Arjuna Greist
music by Susan Hulsman Bingham
for treble soloists ages 9-12, treble chorus
piano, synthesizer and percussion accompaniment
Duration: thirty-five minutes

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ROBIE: Robot who Couldn't Smile *
a musical play
story conceived by Kirk Hughes •
libretto by Ellen Greist
music and lyrics by
Susan Hulsman Bingham
for 20-50 child actors and any sized treble chorus with
flute, piano & percussion

Duration: sixty minutes

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SQUANTO and Love
a musical about the Pilgrims by June Bingham

lyrics and music by Susan Hulsman Bingham
piano and percussion accompaniment
Duration: shorter version: 50 minutes; longer version: 90 minutes

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The TALKING Stones
of Machu Picchu
a children's musical play based on Inca tales
by Michele Miller Sigg
and Students of
Worthington Hooker Elementary School


music and lyrics by Susan Hulsman Bingham
recorder, piano, synthesizer and percussion accompaniment
Duration: forty-five minutes

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The TWELVE Dancing Princesses *
a children’s musical play based on the Grimm tale

libretto by Michael Lerner and Jennifer Schlusberg
music by Susan Hulsman Bingham
Treble soloists ages 9-12, treble chorus & piano
Duration: fifty minutes

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The Wild SWANS
a puppet opera for adults and children

based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale
music and libretto by Susan Hulsman Bingham
puppets by Christine Rugullies
Narrator, professional and amateur level singers,
SATB choir, treble choir & piano.
Duration: sixty-five minutes

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CHAMBER OPERAS


TINY OPERAS
trilogy of short chamber operas for four soloists

The Last Leaf
Makes the Whole World Kin
Gift of the Magi

based on O. Henry stories • music by Susan Hulsman Bingham
piano accompaniment
Duration: twenty minutes each • sixty minutes total

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BALLETS

The Children's and Liturgical Opera of Connecticut
has three fairy tale ballets which are ideal for
dancers of varying levels.

 

The GOOSE Girl
a ballet opera based on the Grimm tale

libretto and music by Susan Hulsman Bingham
adult soloists, treble choir with piano accompaniment

Duration: sixty minutes

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The Little MATCH Girl
an opera with ballet based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale

for children and adults
libretto and music by Susan Hulsman Bingham
sets and costumes by Vladimir Shpitalnik

Duration: one hour

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The SNOW Queen
a ballet based on the Andersen fairy tale

libretto and music by Susan Hulsman Bingham
for beginning dancers through advanced
accompaniment: ten piece chamber orchestra and treble chorus
sets and costumes by Vladimir Shpitalnik
duration: 75 minutes

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library’s other works:

Chancel/Liturgical Operas

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